Leadership (Abuja)

12 January 2013

Nigeria Needs Non-Violent Revolution - Maitama Sule

Elder statesman and Nigeria's former permanent representative to the United Nations (UN), Alhaji Yusuf Maitama Sule, Danmasanin Kano has said for Nigeria to move forward change, the country needs"a revolution, a cultural revolution, a change revolution, a non-violent revolution and a change of attitude of our leaders."

The First Republic minister and who spoke late on Thursday in Kaduna at a Northern Peace Summit, lambasted the Nigeria's defence industry, which he said,was only producing furniture.

"The Brazil defence industry was established the same year with the one in Nigeria, but today, the Brazil industry is far richer than Nigeria, Our defence industries is only producing furniture," he said.

According to him, "we must have leaders, who can promote justice because we can no longer be governed by force, fierce or power. There must be justice and fair play, Justice is what we want in Nigeria. The problem in Nigeria is bad leadership."

"If there is justice, there will be no idle people and if we had used our resources well, Nigeria would have by now been a different country.There won't be any reason we should not have power, and there would not be poverty. Poverty is behind the problem of this country, our leaders must create job opportunities for the youths," he added.

Alhaji Maitama Sule stated Nigeria needs a maximum of 50 years of uninterrupted peace to be well developed.

"We have not enjoyed peace in Nigeria since the end of the civil war.We are living in poverty in the midst of plenty and I am yet to see any reasonable development. Nigeria's oil has become a curse

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